"'Ian Smissen'" <>, <>
"Philip Veerman" <>
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:36:07 +1100
See the article: Ray Leggett & Peter F. Woodall (1987) 'Hybrid
Scaly-breasted X Rainbow Lorikeets', Australian Bird Watcher 12(4):
122-126 for a lot of detail about these hybrids.
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah ACT 2902
02 - 62314041
On Behalf Of Ian Smissen
Sent: Wednesday, 27 October 2010 11:57 PM
Subject: Hybrid Lorikeet?
This bird was in a flock of at least 10 Rainbow Lorikeets with a single
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet in Coast Banksias along Beach Road at Ricketts
Point, Beaumaris in Victoria this afternoon. It appears to be a hybrid
between Rainbow and Scaly-breasted: dull blue head but yellow scaly
plumage on breast and back.
Any ideas appreciated.
See blog at http://smissen.blogspot.com/2010/10/lorikeets-and-terns.html
or larger photograph
Also, any opinions on the tern - Arctic or Common?
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